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I used a slim jim to unlock my door and now it can't be unlocked using the key. I read that the lock rods may be detached but I can't figure out how they were attached to begin with. What do I do?

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If you've taken the door panel off, you should be able to find the lock rod just tangling in the door freely. There are a couple of different ways it could attach depending on what kind of car your working on.

  • The end of rod could be straight with a threaded end. There would be a plastic clip on the lock that would snap around the threaded end to hold it in place.
  • If the end of the lock rod is L shaped then the plastic clip on the lock would have a hole in the center of it. Insert the L shaped end into the hole and then the plastic clip will have a tail that will swivel around and clip onto the lock rod to lock it into place.
  • There's also a chance you could have broken the plastic clip with your slim jim and it's laying in the bottom of the door. In that case you would have to get a new clip.

What kind of car is this?

Posted on May 25, 2011

  • theinstinct1 May 25, 2011

    It's a 2003 Chevy Impala

  • Brandon Howell
    Brandon Howell May 25, 2011

    A 2003 Impala has an L shaped lock rod like I explained in the second description. Here is a link to a picture of the retaining clip so you know what you're looking for.
    http://northlandfasteners.biz/Store/imag...

    Hopefully this helps. Have you had the door panel off yet and looked around inside the door?

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